Employee of the Month
Sgt. Brooks McGinnis, and Sgt. Gregory Primm, Missouri State Highway Patrol, have been selected as the May, 2016 Employees of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Together, Sgt. McGinnis and Sgt. Primm make up Troop A SEIZ Unit and are responsible for interdicting drug couriers traveling through Missouri. Sgt. McGinnis and Sgt. Primm were chosen as the Employees of the Month because of their invaluable service to the state for their level assistance and dedication to other officers in accomplishing the mission of ridding Missouri’s roadways of drug traffickers. In 2015, Sgt. McGinnis and Sgt. Primm together conducted 671 traffic stops, of which 159 involved searches that resulted in contraband being located in 126 of those searches. This computes to an outstanding “hit rate” of 79%. Sgt. McGinnis and Sgt. Primm routinely work long hours to assist officers with vehicle stops, searches, arrests, and follow up investigations. With contagious work ethics and demonstrated leadership qualities, Sgt. McGinnis and Sgt. Primm directly influence the success of other officers who in turn ultimately make Missouri a safer place to live.